NABA-DC 2021 Board



President
Josh D. Proper
Native Village of Chitina
Josh has been an attorney at the National Indian Gaming Commission since 2020, before that he was an associate at Hobbs Straus and had a brief stint as a tribal in-house counsel. Josh completed his undergraduate at Dartmouth College and his law degree at the University of Arizona.



President Elect
Sarah Crawford
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
Sarah is a Managing Associate at Clause Law where she provides provide tribal clients with the advice necessary to make informed decisions that reflect legal, political, and public policy realities. She obtained her juris doctor from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University with a Certificate in Indian Law.



Treasurer
James Mowdy
Choctaw Nation
James is an Army veteran with experiences representing tribal interests both on the Hill and with federal agencies. James obtained his J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University with a Certificate in Indian Law.



Secretary
Stephanie Sfiridis
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Stephanie is an Associate Attorney at Rosette, LLP where she represents tribal clients on a wide range of issues including economic development, government affairs and policy, transactional matters and litigation.  She received her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.



Bar Liaison
Brendan Mysliwiec
Brendan is the federal policy director at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, where he works largely on public lands and energy infrastructure issues. He formerly worked at American Rivers and for Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) on the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. 



Member at Large – Intern Lunch & Mentorship Committee
Maurisa Bell 
Eastern Shoshone Tribe
Maurisa is an Associate in the Native American Law and Policy practice group at Dentons US LLP.  She obtained her juris doctor from Michigan State University College of Law.



Member at Large – Intern Lunch & Mentorship Committee
Jared Crum
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
Jared is an associate at Hogan Lovells LLP where he represents tribes, businesses, and other clients in complex litigation and regulatory matters. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School.



Member at Large – Intern Lunch & Mentorship Committee
Devin Delrow
Navajo Nation
Devin serves as the Associate Director for Tribal Affairs in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Devin earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico, School of Law.  



Member at Large – Intern Lunch & Mentorship Committee
Rani Williams
Walker River Paiute
Rani has experience representing tribal interests and developing policy both on the Hill and with federal agencies. Rani earned her B.A. from the University of Washington and her J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University with a Certificate in Indian Law.



Member at Large Social & Community Outreach Committee
Xavier Barraza
Hopland band of Pomo Indians
Xavier is a Co-Founder of 7GenLeaders PAC and in private practice representing tribes, economic development, business, and finance. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Haskell Indian Nations University and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico, School of Law. 



Member at Large Social & Community Outreach Committee
Rose Petoskey
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Rose is a Managing Associate at Dentons US LLP in the Native American Law and Policy Practice where she focuses on a variety of matters related to Indian lands and economic development in Indian country.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her J.D. from Cornell Law School, and she served as President of NABA-DC in 2020.



Member at Large 
Laura Powell
Laura is an Associate at Fish & Richardson, PC where she focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. Laura is also involved in the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance working group focusing on environmental justice.